REU Site: The Science of Global Change and Sustainability

Title 
REU Site: The Science of Global Change and Sustainability
Institution 
University of Texas at Austin
Institution Type 
graduate research
City 
Austin
State 
Texas
Field 
Interdisciplinary, encompassing the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, urban ecology, policy, civil engineering, marine science, and geological sciences
Start Date 
June 2, 2014
End Date 
August 8, 2014
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 7, 2014
Description 
Environmental challenges posed by global change are among the greatest our society faces, and science provides the means to understand the nature and extent of these challenges, including climate change, loss of biodiversity, and threats to water resources and food supplies working with top researchers. May require physical exertion-hiking, caving, camping, boat rides, in hot humid weather.
Qualifications 
Students in their sophomore or junior years of college, with strong credentials and majoring in biology, ecology, geological sciences, civil or environmental engineering, environmental policy, marine science, chemistry, or any other environmentally-related discipline, are encouraged to apply. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All coursework must be current and complete.
Contact 
Dr. Eric Hersh
URL 
http://www.esi.utexas.edu/students/reu-program
Email 
ehersh@esi.utexas.edu
Number of Participants 
8
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes